Awards

Honorable Mention for word play poetry “Mollusk II” by The League of Utah Writers, 2016.

Honorable Mention for light verse “An Echo” by The League of Utah Writers, 2016.

Honorable Mention for poetry “Temple City listens to Orlando” by the Utah Arts Festival, IronPen Competition, 2016.

Writer of the Month on Drunk Monkeys. November 2015.

Second Place in Poetry Super Highway’s 2015 Poetry Contest for “Footnote to a Footnote.” Awarded $268.50.

First Place for poetry in the Introduction Category “And Finished Knowing – then –” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2015.

Third Place for poetry in the Long Poem Category “Preparation” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2015.

Third Honorable Mention for poetry in the ScanCelts Category “Ars Moriendi” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2015.

2nd Place in Cultured Vultures Poem of the Week for “Christ of the Abyss.”

Poet of the Week. Poetry Super Highway. “Kerouac’s Scroll,” and “Stemless.” February 9, 2015. Online.

Honorable Mention for poetry “A Misplaced Man” by the Utah Arts Festival, IronPen Competition, 2014

Second Place for poetry in the Free Verse Category “Pearl at the Studio Mic” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2014

Honorable Mention for poetry “Rumi once said, “Poetry can be dangerous’” by Touchstones literary journal, Utah Valley University, Fall 2013

Second Prize for poetry “Waiting Around” by 20th Annual Artists Embassy International’s Dancing Poetry Contest, July 2013

Second Place for 30 Poems in 30 Days competition by the Community Writing Center in collaboration with the Utah Arts Festival, June 2013

Second Place for poetry in the Introductory Category “Waiting Around” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2013

Second Place for poetry “Waiting Around” by Touchstones literary journal, Utah Valley University, Spring 2013

Fourth Place for poetry “No. 3 Amity” by Poetry on Canvas, American Fork Arts Council, 2013

Third Honorable Mention for Poetry Anthology “Emissions” by League of Utah Writers annual writing contest, 2012. Judging feedback: “Inventive, original and a great sense of humor alongside very serious subjects. You have great skill in writing form as well as free verse.”

First Place for poetry “Spicy” by the Utah Arts Festival, IronPen Competition, 2007

Water Week Featured Poet, KCPW 88.3 in Salt Lake City, Midday Metro show, May 6, 2008

Featured Poet of the Week, KRCL 90.9 in Salt Lake City, early morning show played pre-recorded readings of several poems, 2007.

FINALIST 

Yellow Chair Review chapbook competition – Footnote to a Footnote was a semi-finalist, November 2015.

Split Lip Turnbuckle Chapbook ContestStranger Underneath was one of 11 finalists, February 2015.

The Jenny Catlin Chapbook CompetitionVandalized Angel was one of 6 finalists, January 2015.

Mary Ballard Chapbook Prize – Souvenir was one of 200 quarter finalists, August 2014.